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How Far is The Moon from Earth?

The distance of The Moon from Earth is currently 396,659 kilometers, equivalent to 0.002652 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.3231 seconds to travel from The Moon and arrive to us.

396,659
0.002652
1.3231 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of The Moon from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of The Moon from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of The Moon to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of The Moon to Earth happens on Sun Nov 26 2034 at a distance of 0.00238273 Astronomical Units, or 356,452 kilometers:

Sun Nov 26 2034
356,452
0.002383

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

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